When did you decide to be a writer? For many of us, the idea first came to us in our childhood, after reading a particularly good book, learning about a famous writer, or watching a movie that we wanted to see more of, and knowing that we didn’t have the resources to actually make a … Continue reading The age that defines whether you become a writer or not
And just like that, 2016 is over. So much happened this year on the world stage, a lot (ok, most) of it unpleasant; but on a personal level, it's actually been quite a successful year. It's been a bit hard to document at the end of blog posts, though, so here's a post devoted to the writing-related … Continue reading 2016 roundup
Carta a la Lengua Española
Yo sé que no te escribo a menudo; por favor, no pienses que es porque no te quiero. Sé que muchas personas dicen eso. Dicen que no te quiero, que intento olvidar mi pasado, mi niñez, mi historia. Que mi país y mi sangre no han dejado ningún rastro tuyo en mi. No es cierto. … Continue reading Carta a la Lengua Española
Learning to edit
There are very few things as painful as having to cut a 6,000-word-long story down to under 3,000 words. Still, sometimes it's necessary. Editing and proofreading things has become almost as prevalent in my life as writing itself - I'm in the process of going through two novels for two different friends of mine (which I'll … Continue reading Learning to edit
The Feeling – and a Short Story
It's been a crazy month! But it's been a month of new experiences. In my last post, I mentioned that I was doing a lot of research about the writing world. Well, I now have something to show for myself. Red Line Magazine has graciously accepted and short listed my submission to their 'Conflict' issue, so … Continue reading The Feeling – and a Short Story
Useful links for the stressed writer!
Since I came across great sites during my adventures in the writing world, I thought it might be good to share them with you, since you might find them useful, too!
It's been about a month and a half since I last updated, but here I am again! I've since moved to another city and gone back to working outside instead of in an office (which means lots of blisters but also lots of fresh air and time to think). I've certainly enjoyed myself, but I've … Continue reading Fan Art
I won NaNoWriMo 2014!
I JUST WON NANOWRIMO 2014! I didn't finish my novel... far from it, really, but I'm still proud that I managed to finish a day early (well, two days early - I just finished at around 1 a.m on the 29th so it counts as the 29th but in my head it's still the 28th!) … Continue reading I won NaNoWriMo 2014!
Things to feel happy about when your plot is too big for your word count
Help! I'm almost at 35,000 words and my characters haven't even begun to unravel the mystery of my novel (and neither have I, for that matter. I still don't know what happens in the last third of the story, and this novel has no title and therefore no excerpt posted on my profile). This came unexpectedly, since … Continue reading Things to feel happy about when your plot is too big for your word count
Seven words I constantly misspell
At day #12 of NaNoWriMo, I'm quickly realizing the words that I seem unable to spell correctly no matter how many times I write them. It's absolutely ridiculous. I know how to write these words -at least, some part of my brain must know, because I correct myself every time- but no matter how many times I write … Continue reading Seven words I constantly misspell